Posts for: August, 2012

By contactus@tuckahoedentists.com
August 30, 2012
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Dental Heatlh   Dementia  

A new study was released last week by researchers at the University of California that showed a correlation between brushing rates in the elderly and the development of dementia.  The study showed that elderly people who brushed their teeth less than one time a day were 65% more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed their teeth at least once per day.  The reason for this link is still being studied, but there is a belief that the bacteria that causes gum disease can have an affect on the brain.  This just gives another reason to keep our mouths clean, not just from a dental aspect but from a general health aspect. 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48734124/ns/health-health_care/t/dental-health-linked-dementia-risk-study/#.UD-J2MFmQ5s


By contactus@tuckahoedentists.com
August 13, 2012
Category: Dental Care

A very interesting article was posted on MSN.com recently and I wanted to share it with you all.  It discusses 5 ways poor dental care may affect your health.  I'm going to list a brief summary here.  If you'd like to read the full article, you can click on the link below:

1.  People with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease.

2.  Fewer teeth may lead to an increased risk of dementia.

3.  Diabetics are at an increased risk for periodontal disease.

4.  People with gum disease may have a greater risk for respiratory infections.

5. It takes on average two months longer for women that have gum disease to conceive than for women without gum disease.  Gum disease also increases the risk for miscarriage.

The conclusion here is that your dental care is a key contributing factor to leading a healthy lifestyle.  Make sure to come in for your regular checkups and keep those pearly whites clean!

Link: http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/oral-care/5-ways-poor-dental-care-makes-you-sick-1




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